Solid Waste & Recycling


  • Dispelling the BS about BC

    October 3, 2013 by Usman Valiante

    There is great interest in British Columbia these days and it isn’t in anticipation of the upcoming ski season but rather for the controversy around the introduction of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for Printed-Paper and Packaging (PPP). The introduction of

  • Ontario Bill 91 Waste Reduction Act and the role of recyclers

    July 29, 2013 by Usman Valiante

    By stimulating innovation, strict environmental regulations can actually enhance competitiveness. Toward a New Conception of the Environment-Competitiveness Relationship Michael E. Porter and Claas van der Linde The Waste Reduction Strategy –- the Ontario Ministry of the Environment’s marketing document that

  • New info from an in-depth article on the Deepwater Horizon spill

    April 30, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    Our sister publication HazMat Management focuses on contaminated site cleanup, new technology and pollution abatement. We have a strong readership (and growing) in the oil & gas sector, and in oil services companies. So I thought an in-depth article that appeared on

  • Lawrence Solomon skewers global warming hype

    April 22, 2013 by Guy Crittenden

    Lawrence Solomon, the Executive Director of Energy Probe and someone whose writing and opinions I respect greatly, has continued to write an article series dispelling the assumptions people have that the Earth’s climate is warming. (His bio is at the

  • DFO Staff cut couldn’t come at a worse time

    July 28, 2012 by David S. McRobert

    As the letter writer said, “regardless of the law, with no enforcement, fish habitat destruction becomes the de facto rule of law.”

  • RADICAL STUDENTS AND A POISONED ENVIRONMENT!!!

    May 15, 2012 by Gordon McGuinty

    I am supposed to blog on politics, the environment and the media. For anyone who has been reading, watching or following the civil strife that has erupted in Quebec over university tuition fees, all three come into play – big

  • WASTE MANAGEMENT IS A WINNER THIS WEEKEND!

    February 4, 2011 by Gordon McGuinty

    In an earlier blog I have talked about the great job Waste Management is doing with their media campaign in the United States and Canada. The “Think Green” slogan and the recent introduction of the “Bagster” have been great for

  • Use of Ontario eco fees questioned

    July 26, 2010 by Guy Crittenden

    Readers outside Ontario will be interested to know that controversy over the fees charged in the province for various product stewardship programs have received near-saturation (and sensational) media coverage in print and broadcast media in the past several weeks. Ontario

  • Ontario's flawed stewardship regimes

    July 13, 2010 by Guy Crittenden

    [REVISED JULY 13, 4:45 PM] Over the past week there’s been a great deal of media coverage of problems with Ontario’s stewardship programs for various materials. Most attention has been paid to the province’s program for household hazardous and special

  • Our new website design

    February 16, 2010 by Guy Crittenden

    Welcome everybody to our new website design! Kudos to Gary Fleming and the IT department at Business Information Group for developing the new look and functionality of our new site. The main differences you’ll notice are: — The navigation buttons